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Skyglow at ATMOB observing field

Celestial News & Events

Measuring Skyglow with Digital Cameras

Digital cameras are great for measuring skyglow, but more work needs to be done to automate the process.

Astronomy & Observing News

Inside Sky & Telescope's April 2011 issue

Sky & Telescope's April 2011 issue is now available to digital subscribers.

Astronomy & Observing News

March Digital Edition Available

The digital edition of the March 2011 S&T is now available.

Orion SkyScanner and StarBlast reflectors

Choosing Your Astronomy Equipment

SkyScanner 100 vs. 4.5-inch StarBlast

How does the little $100 scope stack up against its venerable bigger brother?

Readying your new telescope

Choosing Your Astronomy Equipment

The Joy of Small Instruments

No photograph can compare with the experience of viewing Saturn directly — something that's possible with even the smallest telescopes.

Astronomy & Observing News

February Digital Edition Available

The digital edition of the February 2011 S&T is now available.

Astroscan, StarBlast, XT4.5

Choosing Your Astronomy Equipment

Three Great, Small Reflectors

Orion Telescopes & Binoculars's XT4.5 and StarBlast 4.5 and Edmund Scientific's Astroscan set the standard of excellence for small, inexpensive, easy-to-use telescopes.

Astronomy & Observing News

January Digital Edition Available

The digital edition of the January 2011 S&T is now available.

Astronomy & Observing News

December Digital Edition Available

The digital edition of the December 2010 S&T is now available.

Stargazing with Tony Flanders

Guest Blog: In Defence of GPS

A reader expounds the virtues of electronic navigation — for automobiles and telescopes.

Stargazing with Tony Flanders

Has Your Observing Site Gotten Brighter?

Measurements with a Sky Quality Meter indicate that none of the author's observing sites has gotten significantly brighter over the last 5 years.

Stargazing with Tony Flanders

Tunnel Vision Navigation

The key to maintaining your integrity and sanity in the computer age is to make sure that electronics are your servant, not your master.

Stargazing with Tony Flanders

A Road Map to the North America Nebula

Hanging high overhead on autmun evenings, the North America Nebula is the season's best — assuming that you have dark skies to enjoy it and a good roadmap to help you interpret it.

IC 1396A, the Elephant Trunk Nebula

Celestial News & Events

Deep-Sky Wonders Again

The November 2010 Deep-Sky Wonders column is rich enough to keep an experienced observer busy for many nights.

Woods lit by flashlight

Stargazing with Tony Flanders

Blinded by the Light

Flashlights create a little bubble of excellent visibility, at the cost of hiding the wider world.

Stargazing with Tony Flanders

Backcountry Stargazing Again

It's hard to find a legal wilderness campsite in the U.S. Northeast that has a decent view of the night sky. But when you do, it's well worth the effort.

Celestial News & Events

S&T's New Single-Issue Magazine

Sky & Telescope has just produced a slim but extremely useful publication.

Stargazing with Tony Flanders

Stargazing versus Hiking

It's not easy to reconcile the demands of strenuous backpacking by day and intensive stargazing at night.

People, Places, and Events

Stellafane at its Best

There's star parties and star parties — and then there's Stellafane. Inaugurated in 1926, the Stellafane Convention is probably the longest-running star party in North America, if not the world.

Stargazing with Tony Flanders

Corrected Light-Pollution Atlas

New work indicates that the venerable and highly respected World Atlas of Aritifical Night Sky Brightness was systematically distorted by snow cover when the underlying satellite data was obtained.

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